Portugal's cultural and culinary best with Chef Jamie Malone. Savor the finest award-winning Douro Valley wines, connect with ageless traditions in fields and vineyards.
A golden glow shines over the Douro Valley, one the world’s most beautiful wine regions. Mother Nature and centuries of agricultural traditions merge amid ancient olive groves and terraced vineyards. You arrived here leisurely by boat, then helped prepare a locally sourced feast with a star chef to savor al fresco at an unforgettable 17th-century manor. This is just part of your Portugal experience: corking your own wine, taking in Lisbon’s intimate Fado performances, feasting on roasted pig in country villages, learning the stories blue-and-white azulejo titles tell, sipping wine under starlight at the most luxurious accommodations. You won’t forget a moment.
Your travel companion in Portugal is Jamie Malone, a star chef from the Twin Cities and a master of creative contrasts. She sees things differently, and the food and spaces she creates show it off with bold creativity that’s earned her a 2019 James Beard nomination and bewitched critics including Food & Wine and Esquire. She’s a woman of contrasts who holds function and beauty in equal regard. You’ll feed off Jamie’s explorer spirit and her sharp wit.
This week-long journey is for those who thrive on cultural immersion, from design to cuisine. Have fun and explore Portugal with good company, and appreciate chef-led, in-depth, hands-on gastronomic experiences you simply won’t find anywhere else.
Portuguese wines are renowned—and it starts at the grape. Savor the best of Vinho Verde, Porto and award-winning Douro Valley wines. We'll even bottle our own.
Discover the story behind azulejo tiles, Fado music and Rabelo boat rides; connect with ageless traditions in the kitchen, in fields and vineyards, in artist studios
Celebrate the tastes of Portugal at traditional meals in country villages, at a magical Douro Valley estate, alongside star chef Jamie Malone
“The fado is not meant to be sung; it simply happens. You feel it, you don’t understand it and you don’t explain it.” – Fado Singer Amália Rodrigues
“Portuguese is cheerful and sweet, like a language of birds.” – Author Paulo Rónai
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A boutique hotel in the center of Lisbon, a riverside escape in the vineyards of the Douro Valley, and the lap of luxury in Old Town Porto—our accommodations build in elegance and intrigue and reflect the best of Portugal’s coastal cities and inland treasures.
Located in a historic building in the center of Lisbon, this exclusive boutique hotel has been painstakingly renovated and decorated by interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Its remarkable 18th-century facade has been preserved, while its interior design is a fusion of traditional and contemporary elements. This four-star hotel features the à la carte Azul e Branco Restaurant, the Equestre Bar/Library, and the Limão Chill-Out Terrace, boasting impressive views overlooking Lisbon and the Tagus Estuary.
Located in Pinhão, this riverside hotel lies in the heart of Douro Valley’s Demarcated Wine Region and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take in the unique landscape from your balcony, enjoy lunch on the terrace, take a dip in the river-view pool, enjoy a meal in the award-winning Rabelo Restaurant, or sip a glass of Port in the Library Bar while recounting the day’s adventures until the wee hours.
Prepare to sleep, eat, and daydream in Porto’s most prestigious city-center address. Hotel Infante Sagres has been a meeting place for the city’s élite and the choice for discerning travelers and international celebrities for over half a century. This legendary grande dame of Portuguese hotels reopened its doors in 2018 after extensive renovation to restore its wealth of ornate detail while adding a dash of New World glamour. It features exquisite ironwork, carved wooden details, and magnificent stained glass panels from the workshop of Ricardo Leone.
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Six nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
We start at the H10 Duque de Loule in Lisbon, Portugal. The closest airport is Lisbon's Portela Airport (LIS). We recommend arriving one day early to ensure you're at our starting point on time. On our last day, the closest airport is Francisco Sa Carnerio Airport (OPO) in Porto, Portugal. Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 12:30pm or later from OPO airport.
Private US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in Portugal of under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Portuguese embassy or consulate for information and requirements.
For solo travelers, there is a $1,500 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They're an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most 'Cancel For Any Reason' policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
You may cancel on or before April 15, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after April 16, 2022 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after June 14, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note that for guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.